Reason for no OIS in iPhone 6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SteveJobs2.0, Sep 28, 2014.

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Why is there no OIS in iPhone 6?

Poll closed Oct 28, 2014.
  1. Apple wanted to make people buy iPhone 6+

    41 vote(s)
    45.6%
  2. Limited supplies of the camera module so 6+ was prioritized.

    3 vote(s)
    3.3%
  3. Technical reasons

    28 vote(s)
    31.1%
  4. More than one of the above reasons.

    12 vote(s)
    13.3%
  5. Not sure, don't know.

    6 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. SteveJobs2.0 macrumors 6502a

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    What do you think is the reason for no optical image stabilization in the iPhone 6
     
  2. NATO macrumors 68000

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    If I had to guess, I would say the camera module with OIS is taller than the one without, and if put into the iPhone 6 it would stick out more than on the iPhone 6 Plus given it's a thinner phone.
     
  3. myphone macrumors 6502

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    No need for a smaller device. The 6 + is bigger and its more prone to a camera shake.
     
  4. gzzzz macrumors newbie

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    Because Apple needs a new feature to sell the iPhone 6S :mad:

    They could've easily added the feature to iPhone 6 by making it a bit thicker and increasing battery capacity, but they know that people will still buy the iphone 6 in spite of its missing features.
     
  5. Skylitfly macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty much this I guess. Im happy with my 6 despite it doesnt have OIS.
     
  6. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    It makes me sad just how right you are :(
     
  7. orbitalpunk macrumors 6502

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  10. Marli macrumors regular

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    Until you get into low light. Then OIS is the only way to go.
     
  11. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    For pictures yes
     
  12. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like an Apple answer...

    There's no reason why someone wouldn't want OIS. It helps to mitigate camera shake, something that is present with your arms out regardless of what they are holding.
     
  13. Mercenary macrumors 6502a

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    OIS module is bigger, needs the bigger frame and consumes a lot more battery.
     
  14. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes but if literally the only phone you can choose from is the iPhone 6, it's not going to matter. No one should be getting a 6+ SOLEY for the OIS.
     
  15. phillytim macrumors 6502a

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  16. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    Well, it's the Plus...so it's GOT to be better :D
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Sounds pretty plausible to me.
     
  18. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

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    rofl at people voting "technical reasons". Never change Apple fans.
     
  19. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

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    Is it that unreasonable to think it would have np made the 6 just a bit taller or wider and they decided against it to save space?
     
  20. iCarabma macrumors 6502

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    There simply isn't enough space in the smaller model, I'm sure. Plus I'm sure it's a bit of a battery hog. The lens actually moves.
     
  21. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    I am gonna guess there was not enough space for it on the 6
     
  22. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Not always. See http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/17/life-is-tough/?ncid=rss

    iPhone 6, no OIS
    [​IMG]

    iPhone 6 Plus with OIS
    [​IMG]

    Hardly a significance difference between the two in term of real world usage as camera shake isn't always a given.
     
  23. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    The 6+ was targeted at older people with poor eyesight and shaky hands. OIS was a requirement.

    For the younger more vibrant iP6 demogtaphic, wasn't needed.
     
  24. Marli macrumors regular

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    Looks like a stop more of light with the 6+.. Brighter image anyway.
     
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